Awkward Hallway Space Transformed Into Cozy Reading Nook
A small space with an awkward transition between a hallway and formal living room is put to use as a cozy reading nook. Though the chaise and bookcase are modern in nature, the leather upholstery and crown molding-style trim help keep the space traditional enough to fit the adjacent room. The cowhide rug adds extra coziness, making this a perfect spot to curl up with a great book.
With large single hung vinyl windows with energy-efficient insulating glass, this library offers one of the best spots in the home for enjoying views of the outdoors. The library is just steps from the kitchen, as well as a porch outside.
Blue and Pink Transitional Library With Striped Curtains
Blue and pink are a surprisingly grown-up combination in this handsome library, in part because of the room's sophisticated details: a plush Oriental rug, tailored armchairs, a delicate coffee table. Stripes on the curtains are a hint of a jaunty nautical touch.
The home is filled with arches, which echo with the curves of many of the furniture pieces. In the library, an upholstered niche creates an inviting place where the room’s many books can be enjoyed. On the base of the niche, nailhead trim creates upscale detail. Sconces illuminate the small space.
The clients needed a small dining table for special occasions. They had the brilliant idea to create a pedestal coffee table for everyday use that could be transformed into a dining table with semi-circlular leaves.
In this transitional library, the designer blends a mix of rich fabrics. A blue corduroy chair sits in front of the window with a watered silk and white sheer curtain, as well as a blue fabric window shade with beads.
Designer Tiffany Brooks turned a space originally planned as the breakfast area off the kitchen into this handsome library with gray walls that offers a break from the hustle and bustle of the main living spaces in the home.
A honed limestone and bronze coffee table flanks two cream-colored armchairs to create a comfy sitting area in this transitional home library in the San Francisco Decorators Showcase 2014. The room's neutral colors contrast well with the wood textures of the bookshelves and cabinets and the stone fireplace.